Iran's Zarif sympathizes with family of Roknabadi killed in Mina incident

Iran's Zarif sympathizes with family of Roknabadi killed in Mina incident

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Thursday extended condolences to the family of former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi who lost his life in September 24 Hajj tragedy.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Thursday extended condolences to the family of former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi who lost his life in September 24 Hajj tragedy.

Zarif stressed in his message that the Iranian government has been seriously following up the fate of the Iranian pilgrims who have been reported missing after the Mina disaster.

Political and legal investigation into the Hajj tragedy is on the top of the Iranian government's agenda, said Zarif.

Earlier in the day, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian attended the Roknabadis' house on behalf of Foreign Minister Zarif expressing condolences over the former diplomat's sad demise.

Roknabadi was assumed missing following the deadly incident which occurred in Mina, Saudi Arabia, during the annual Hajj ceremony.

His body is to be transported to Iran early on Saturday.



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